Dallas Leslie Freeman

November 18, 1934 ~ May 16, 2022 (age 87)



Dallas Leslie Freeman, 87, of Deep Run NC went to his heavenly home while surrounded by his family on May 16, 2022 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Dallas was a simple man who worked hard all his life. He never placed value on material things and often joked about his old cars and how he was a penny pincher and tight wad. He believed in preparing for hard times and on a weekly basis had conversations with his kids regarding finances and being smart with their money. In the midst of making sure his family had all their needs, Dallas worked as a full-time engineer, a part time farmer, and had a side job surveying land. Dallas was a lifetime member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints along side his wife of 64 years, Lucille. While in a crowd Dallas was a man of few words. He was quite the comedian in smaller crowds and provided many memories of laughter over the later years of his life.  He had a strong desire for service to others and was a humble, generous man. He was often known as the “man of the church who looked after all the widows of the ward”. He could be found dropping off fresh vegetables from his garden, mowing their grass, or fixing something broken. He often would be seen providing them with rides to town for a meal out with him and Lucille. Dallas also had a large testimony of tithing to the Lord and even in the later years since being unable to attend Church he provided a way for his tithing to be paid. He was a man who valued his family, his relationship with the Lord and preparing for the day he would return to his Savior.

Dallas had a special friend in his life known as “Bull”, his dog. Bull brought out a side of Dallas that his family had never seen, his love for animals. Bull went to his heavenly resting place on February 14, 2022 after serving as a faithful companion to Dallas. Dallas could be seen daily riding Bull around the community in his car and in the later years this tradition being carried out by Dallas’s children.

Dallas is preceded in death by his parents: James Coy and Sallie Caroline Brown Freeman

His brothers: J.D. Freeman, J.C. Freeman, A.L. Freeman, Dahl Freeman, and Vernon Freeman

His sisters: Florine Freeman Cobb and Lois Freeman Stallings

His Daughter in law Angelique Wyatt Freeman

His granddaughter Alyssa Hope Freeman

His lifetime best friend Ray “tiny man” Mervin

His loyal companion Bull


Dallas is survived by his wife Chellie Lucille Gray Freeman

His son Daryl Freeman (Karen) of Deep Run, NC

His daughters Rebecca Freeman Jones (Mark) of Kinston, NC

Merry Freeman Martin (Paul) of Norwood, NC

Sandy Freeman Matos of Deep Run, NC

His sisters Jessie Freeman Lee and Linda Freeman Smith of Deep Run, NC

His brother Lloyd “Pee Wee” Freeman of Deep Run, NC

15 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, 2 special nephews Doug Freeman of Kinston, NC and Steve Freeman of Morehead City, NC and a beloved adopted daughter Amy Goff. 

In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints- Woodington Ward with “Missionary Fund” in the memo on the check.

A special thank you to Community Home Care and Hospice and all the special nurses and aids who helped provide care for Dallas.

A special thank you to Amy Goff, his “adopted daughter” and allergy nurse who spent so many years being such a loving person with hugs after each shot.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Freeman Family Cemetery, Hwy 258 South., Deep Run, NC.


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Graveside Service
May 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Freeman Family Cemetery
Hwy 258 South
Deep Run, NC 28572

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